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Dec 6, 2013 8:00am EST
to the way the changing landscape of energy in america, with this low price natural gas we see a transformation from coal to natural gas. .. >> they have an overcapacity of electricity this europe, and as a result, they have a very low wholesale prices, which is good. but their residential rates and their manufacturing rates are the highest in the world because of renewable surcharges. and so what's happening over there is they're trying to make this transition too quickly, in my view, and that's what people are trying to do in america as well. but what's happening over there is that the utilities, the base load utilities have lost like $800 million in market valuation over the last 15 months or so. and so as you go to renewables and you try to, you have to place more emphasis on distribution at the local levels, there's not enough capital this in the utility industry -- in the utility industry there to meet those needs. and so they have a real conflict in europe right now. and interestingly enough, they've mothballed 30 gigawatts of plants producing electricity from natural ga
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Dec 6, 2013 2:00pm EST
. >> the house energy and commerce subcommittee on energy and power held a hearing yesterday on the federal energy regulatory commission's role and authority. acting chairman cheryl lafleur is set to testify a long with the commission's three commissioners. this hearing lasted a little over two hours. >> i would like to call hearing to order this morning. we are going to be evaluating the role of ferc and a changing energy landscape, and i'm delighted that the commissioners at ferc are with us today. we appreciate very much you being here. i certainly initiative would like to congratulate cheryl lafleur who has been appointed the acting director of ferc, and i enjoyed our meeting yesterday, ms. lafleur, and we look forward to working with you on many issues facing our country as we adjust to this changing landscape that we all are very much involved in. i would say that i think that transcending issue that certainly encompasses everything we're talking about today does relate to the way the changing landscape of energy in america. with this low price natural gas, we see a transformation fro
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Dec 5, 2013 10:00am EST
to testify. as i acknowledged there is a significant change occurring on the energy landscape. the operation in america has experienced only a modest incremental change over the last decades yet in recent years the development of new technology is bringing much more rapid change to the system that can't be disruptive. i think embracing these changes will allow a much more efficient utilization of energy resources. the challenge before us is to enable the system to be more efficient through the utilization of technology and foster the development of a diverse set of competitive energy resources while at the same time and sure we have the power and reasonable rates for consumers. as a result of the technology we are experiencing a supply of natural gas and resulting gas prices at the lowest since 2002. this is changing the economics of electric generation resulting the retirement of older and less efficient units and most recently some nuclear plants. the generation being built is primarily combined gas plants, wind and solar generation. this appears likely to continue. driven by a significant
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Dec 5, 2013 8:00am EST
:30 eastern the house energy and commerce committee hears from members of the federal energy regulatory commission. and later at 1:15 eastern, senator patrick leahy delivers remarks on civil liberties and national security. >>> unemployment insurance benefits are set to expire on december 28th. today, the democratic steering committee holds a hearing on what that would mean for close to 1.3 million people. you can see it live at 10:30 a.m. eastern on c-span3. >> friday on c-span, "washington journal" looks at the mission and role of the national institutes of health. starting live at 7:30 eastern with director francis collins on their medical research priorities, future projects and the impact of sequestration. at 8, allergy and infectious diseases director anthony fauci followed at 8:30 by eric green, director of the national human genome research institute. at 9, national cancer institute director harold very mis, and at 9:30, director thomas insole, all with your calls and comments live on c-span. >> as you walk in, there are tables out in front with lots of pamphlets, right? you kno
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Dec 4, 2013 5:00am EST
having a bad year. or we can use the energy companies on the other end. i'm just going to postpone this paying income tax for a year. why? because i said so. or i will take this group and do something similar. rather than pay 38% of your just going to pay 20% for the next year. it seems to me that he has the authority to amend the taxes which the affordable healthcare tax is according to the supreme court what is to prevent him from just amending the any tax to his liking. mr. turley weigh in on this if you would. >> i have to agree first of all oon the remark about article on, as i said before it is true that they are all equal branches, but the framers spent most of their time on congress because it is something harder than the madisonian system. it's where the magic happens and that is to take those interests that the strike countries and turned them into a majoritarian compromise. when we get to the issue of taxes, that is one of the most divisive issues facing the country. so when someone comes before the congress and says i want my group to be excluded, it obviously produces
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Dec 2, 2013 10:00am EST
spent and political energy spent to run fiscal issues in particular. the debt ceiling standoff, government shut down. ande are obviously symbolic the whitethe lack of house and congressional ability to get together to solve problems. also, this congress will apparently go down as the least productive in history in terms of passing new legislation. john boehner said that is fine. their primary focus is on of structuring and impeding. in their own republican words, that is a big part of what they hope is their legacy. [indiscernible] host: arkansas. good morning, faye. caller: wondering about this insurance, are there other countries that forced the fed is -- citizens to buy insurance, and are all insurance companies banks? the banks bought up a lot of insurance companies before this went into effect. >> we are spending 45 minutes on the subject of affordable care act next, but scott wilson, if there's anything you want to say on that subject? >> there are other countries that have government programs that ensure their citizens -- insure their citizens. >> we have been talking ab
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Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
winter, with his wonders household energy bills be lower or higher? >> mr. speaker, they would be hire -- [shouting] if we had not -- if we had not taken the action that we have. and i would simply point out to her that her party's economically illiterate policy -- [shouting] -- in fact her energy spokesperson said just two days ago on television, well, you can't control energy prices. they are we have a. you need me to point out that your policy is bad. your energy spokesman has done it for you. >> mr. speaker, he has not answered the question. [shouting] he hasn't answered the question i asked. he hasn't answered the question. >> as always, we will get through however long it takes. members can call themselves sooner rather than later. >> he's dodged and the and after the question i asked. the truth is that the energy bills are not going down. they are going up. and as for the measures, as for the measures, the 50 pounds they talked about is not enough to stop a build from rising. but of the 50 pounds can you tell us exactly how much will come from the profit of the energy giants? >>
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Dec 3, 2013 2:00am EST
taking to cut carbon pollution, invest in clean energy, to help our cities and towns build in more resilient ways so that they can add depth to a changing climate and keep our communities safe, but also to prepare to be a broader and more vocal leader on the issue of climate change in international discussions. as you know, in september, epa proposed urban pollution standards for new power plants using our authority that congress gave us under the clean air act. those power plant labor relations regulations are proposals that would impact new facilities being constructed. this would ensure any new facilities from this point forward would use modern technologies that are available to reduce carbon pollution. epa will also next june be proposing new standards that will also provide significant flexibility to the state that will effectively protect public health from carbon pollution from the existing power plants. that will be an opportunity to reduce the current levels of carbon pollution emitted by power plants and put us on a path for domestic energy, clean energy generation, and
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Dec 5, 2013 12:00am EST
will trust to discuss the state of financial reform. also on c-span2, members of the house and energy commerce subcommittee on energy and power will hear from energy regulatory commissioners. span330 eastern a.m. on c- we cover a hearing on unemployment benefits that are set to expire at the end of the month. >> from age eight, betty ford, then betty [inaudible] put on skits and plays and that led to eddington, vermont where she studied at the school of dance. these are some of her notecards. no bookstworks -- where she kept cards. she carried this with her to vermont, back to grand rapids, off to new york where she studied with martha graham and work with the powers modeling agency and back to grand rapids again. you will find a host of things that you would find in just about any organizer. brochures on dance costumes, one of her sketches of a costume for one of the dance routines that she wanted to put on. madeography notes that she for different dance routines so there is a whole wealth of material in here that talks about her love for dance and how deeply she was involved in it.
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Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm EST
to ensure current and future energy demand variable to be met. it's my understanding ferc is in the process of a holistic fashion in the set of markets in which it regulates. i appreciate the commission taking on this effort, but i have a few concerns are the cutest is to determine where the effort may lead than whether it may be unnecessarily limited. chairman lafleur, what will they do what information is currently gathering in this proceeding? >> on the capacity markets, that is very much a work in progress going on right now. i think potentially an illustrative example is what we've done on gas electric, where we looked at a large number of comments from around the country and said, here is a large set of thing that have to be handled regionally continued to tear with each region of the country. but here's a couple cut across issues we may look at across more than one region and that may well be the future capacity market. i want to read the comments intact to my colleagues. >> have you discussed the possibility to include other also could be market the commission regulates? and is very
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Dec 6, 2013 5:00am EST
thinks about positioning russia has to do essentially with gas, or how does the energy resolution way into this discussion? >> from my point of you, would you have raised involves the ultimate reputation of the refutation of the argument that russia can be a self isolated imperial power more or less within the geographical confines of the former soviet union or the former russian empire. era, the post russia group was -- because of its post-monolithic posture on supplied energy. this is now coming to a rapid russia's hope for future economics is as is increasingly dependent on the chinese being willing to buy all the energy that the russians have to offer the chinese. and the chinese do not get by part of it toward the middle east and toward iran. american position is respect. if all of the prognosis turn out to be right, and they are somewhat speculated still, involves great enhancement in american freedom to maneuver and american projection of its influence by economics and technology. so i think what you have raised is one of the ultimate challenges to the rationality of an effort
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Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
values and commitments. and if we refocus our energies on building an economy that grows for everybody, and gives every child in this country a fair chance at success, then i remain confident that the future still looks brighter than the past, and that the best days for this country we love are still ahead. [applause] thank you, everybody. god bless you. god bless america. [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> house speaker john boehner criticized democrats and president obama yesterday for failing to pass legislation to create jobs and grow the economy. here is what he said on the house floor. the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. the speaker: mr. speaker, the american people work hard and they've got a right to expect their elected representatives to do the same. house republicans are listening. to date the house has passed nearly 150 bills this congress that the united states senate has failed to act on. many of them would help our economy
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Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm EST
on environmental issues and helps coordinate policies and academic growth, energy transportation and environment. administrator mccarthy received a bachelor virge degrees social anthropology from university of massachusetts and a masters of science and environmental health, engineering and planning are the tests university. at this time, i yield to the gentleman from connecticut for additional comments. >> thank you, chairman smith and ranking member johnson for holding today's hearing on the environmental protection agency. i'm very pleased gina mccarthy who served as environmental protection and a system administrator. administrator mccarthy, wonderful to see you again. congratulations on your confirmation. you have an important role and responsibility as head of an agency charged with protect the environment in the public's health. i appreciate all of your hard work to that end and we are very proud of you in connecticut and very pleased to see here today. thank you so much. >> administrator mccarthy, we welcome your testimony. you may proceed. [inaudible conversations] >> i'm so sorry. good
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Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
, as an affordable, abundant, and renewable, and carbon neutral source of heat energy. perpetually perplex by the epa's as if nation with regulating this form of heat. since its primarily a rule form of heat. we believe that one size fits all rule that comes from washington, d.c., from bureaucrats who have never experienced the warmth of the heat that comes from wood or maybe even the exercise of collecting it themselves. really weren't qualified to regulate our source of energy. especially when they're taking away our other sources of new jersey. let me read for you from the epa's website on the new rules that are being proposed. or maybe this is preproproposal but certainly from your website. quote, epa is revising the new source performance standards for new residential wood heaters. i'll skip some. -- wood heating appliances wood heaters, stoves, high dronnic heaters. the list goes on. it finishes with this. these standards apply only to new residential wood hearts and not to existing residential wood heating appliances. >> right. >> is that your impression the rules would apply to heaters? >> th
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Dec 6, 2013 6:00am EST
in terms of energy investments. so there's a lot of things you could do with this patient capital in terms of really helping reinvention the infrastructure. >> we're going to go next to sean higgins and then david. >> one of the issues that's come up in the detroit bankruptcy is that cities are museum, its collection is to -- something advocated sound is off to cover the city's debt. i was wondering as an educated if you support that or oppose it? >> let me just say that the educators in the city have been under a different kind of emergency manager for a long time. it was done in a much more come it was done with a lot of conversation back and forth in terms of the educators and the city. and, frankly, frankly our members in detroit have hugely sacrificed in the last two contracts in terms of taking pay cuts and other things, amounting to roughly about 10%. and they've actually not missed a beat and the city's school system working with the educators now, there's been a lot of problems but this new emergency manager has been working with the educators more and they are seeing some real to
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Dec 5, 2013 10:00pm EST
, largely because of the posture on the supply of energy and especially so to europe. it is now coming to a rapid end. russia's hope for the economic success is part of the chinese being willing to buy all of the energy that the russians had to offer and americans have position to this respect. and this includes the influence of economics and technology. i think that what you have raised is the ultimate challenge is and this is increasingly imperialistic and i think that it has been traditionally overestimated, and now i fully agree with the situation on the international market not because of the middle east but because of shale gas revolution and and it prevents some from coming to the european market. and second, they have different reasons. and all those calculations and interesting schemes, it is extremely exciting. and as for russia, yes, i agree and i can argue about the relationship and it is so interesting, but that is absolutely true and the perspective for the economic development is much more east oriented now, not necessarily china, but eurasia and asia at large because th
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Dec 6, 2013 10:00am EST
to make sure we have sufficiently reliable safe energy to replace the facility because when some of us said that it should be closed, people came back with what are you going to do to replace it so i believe the line provides a portion of that energy and i would like to hear from any of you regarding the status of the project. >> thank you mr. congressman. i delete about a year ago in the past year they issued an order in proving the market-based rates further lie in that order no one sought a rehearing of the orders of its final so we did the rates making and i believe the siding of the wine is being done in new york state so i don't think we have anything open on the line right now but we got out the order that they needed for the rate. >> congressman, i think it points to the fact that the transmission is such a good technology because it can solve a multitude of challenges going forward. so again, i want to stay positive on the need for more transmission investment. this has regional benefits to implement in the country. >> i think to echo my colleagues comment, when we've dealt wi
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Dec 5, 2013 2:00am EST
.m., members of the house energy and commerce committee on energy and power will hear from federal energy regulatory commissioners. later, on c-span 3, we cover a democratic steering committee hearing on unemployment benefits set to expire at the end of the month. >> in a survey of major main, the kansas city star was rated more in favor of reform than all the other major metropolitan newspapers in the united states combined. as nelson himself told an in 1910, i don't want the stars editorial to be a lot of literary essays. i want to get things done. up on pastowed performance with an editorial in the star that rejected the notion that roosevelt was a man on horseback who would seize power and become a dictator. he is a builder recalled to his work, said the paper, rather than a man on horseback. after roosevelt's arrival from africa amid talk of his candidacy, there were clubs formed like napoleon in the of 1910. >> the impact of newspaper publisher william rockhill nelson on the american movement sunday at span 3.stern on c- >> representative greg walden, chairman of the house energy su
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Dec 4, 2013 9:00pm EST
:45 eastern. a.m., marissa of the house energy and committee subcommittee on energy and power will hear from federal energy regulatory commissioners. eastern later at 10:30 on c-span three, a democratic hearing onmmittee unemployment benefits that are set to expire at the end of the month. as you walk in, there are tables in front with lots of pamphlets. prior to entering the gun show. the pamphlets are how the government is trying to take away your rights to own guns and obama is doing this and obamacare is terrible. those were the guys i wanted to talk to because they were the guys with the leaflets, the ideas. i said to them, is this your stuff? they said, who are you? pedantic -- i am an academic researcher doing research on these organizations and ideas, trying to understand these, and i study men who believe this stuff. and they looked at me suspiciously and said, sort of asked me questions. i just said, look, here is what i am. i don't get it. here is my job, i went to understand how you guys see the world. i want to understand your worldview. look, you will not convince me, and i wil
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Dec 6, 2013 1:00am EST
, the offshore energy and jobs act, the energy security act, the veteran emergency medical technician act. all of these are measures the house passed. the gentle man will agree the best way to address chronically unemployed is to the them get back to work. skills act was designed specifically to do that, to help the chronically unemployed to act with necessary skill they need to enter the job market of today. out thisurther point week the congressional budget office issued a report in a request where the extension of unemployment benefits in which it says some unemployed workers who would be eligible for those benefits would reduce the intensity of their job search and remain unemployed longer, which would equal trees -- which would and employment. i would say such policies if we were to continue would lead to greater deficit, which would eventually reduce a nations out the door income slightly below what would occur under current i think we should be focused on how to get people back to work. has is where the house focused. they await consideration at all. back. >> i think the gentleman for h
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Dec 5, 2013 2:00am EST
of time, i've spent a lot of time on it. some of my -- it takes a lot of our energy. >> ms. baker? >> i've been flooded with questions and phone calls over the last year with my clients. just, you know, there's just a lot of confusion, wondering if, you know, they have to start providing the health insurance. when would it be mandated, what do they have to do. i guess i've not tracked the time specifically, but it has definitely been a burden on my practice to try to answer all the questions that are out there. >> and the cost and all those hours are born by your business and therefore that's not making you any money. >> absolutely. >> thank you very much for your testimony. >> we do have time for another question or two. at this point i'll yield five minutes to representative hahn. >> thank you, mr. chairman. ranking member velazquez for holding this hearing. you know, it would be nice to hold these hearings with the thought that if we did hear some unintended consequences that impact our small business, that we had the belief that our friends on the other side would actually like to w
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Dec 7, 2013 4:00am EST
channel curt's intelligence and energy in a productive direction, there wasn't anything you couldn't get done. you could say we got a whole lot done. and to be with evan bayh, somebody who i've admired enormously over the years and i often said he probably thinks this is in jest, one of the reasons i got involved in public service was because of the model of pure public service that he provided while he was a very young governor of the state of indiana. well, listen, i'm going to take a moment to give you a couple of reflections on no labels and why i'm involved. and it was great to hear from joe manchen. joe and i were elected governors together, he a democrat, i, a republican. we used to call each other and share ideas on tax reform, on education reform. on getting things done. we love the environment on you can actually achieve results. that's the great thing of being a governor. i look at so many of the members of the utah state legislature who are here. and with each one of them, i can tell you stories about how we were able to get things done and the can-do attitude. it was remarka
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Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
. it starts at 8:45 eastern live on c-span2. >>> at 9:30 tomorrow morning on c-span2, a house energy subcommittee hearing a natural gas drilling. the committee will look at how the industry is regulated, how it affects electricity rates, and environmental issues. and in the afternoon, a senate judiciary committee, patrick leahy speak at the second annual conference. he'll talk about balancing national security and civil liberty. that starts at 1:15 eastern also on c-span2. >> the government is doing this and obamacare is terrible. and so those were the guys i wanted to talk to. they were quites with the leaflet. the ideas. so i said to them, you know, is your stuff? they said who are you? i said actually i'm a academic. i'm a researcher and doing research on these organizations. these ideas and trying to understand the guys about it. and i studied men who believe this stuff. and they, you know, a punch of them looked at me suspiciously and said asked me questions. and i just said, look, here is what i am. you know, i don't get. so but here is my job. i want to understand how you guys
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Dec 5, 2013 4:00am EST
the state of financial reform. on c-span two at 8:45. a.m., members of the house energy and -- subcommittee on energy and power will hear from the federal energy regulatory commissioners. 3, 10:30 eastern on c-span we cover a democratic steering committee meeting on unemployment benefits that are set to expire at the end of the month. walk in, they are tables in front with a lot of pamphlets. prior to to entering the gun show. and the pamphlets are on how the government is trying to take away your rights. that, andoing obamacare is terrible. those of the guys i wanted to talk to because those are the guys with the leaflets. i said to them, is this your stuff? they said, who are you? i said, i am a researcher in doing research on these organizations, these ideas and trying to understand the guys, i am wondering -- i am studying men who like this stuff. here'said, look, what i am. i do not get it. here is my job -- i want to understand how you guys see the world. not convince me and i will not convince you. that is off the table. what is on the table, i want to understand why you think you wa
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Dec 9, 2013 2:30pm EST
the potential for development through cooperation you if africa can devote owl of her energies and resources to their reconstruction, then it is not least because the american people identified with and lent their support to the struggle to end apartheid, including critically through action by this congress." mr. president, i remember that battle. i remember that debate. i was brand 234u t new to the u. house of representatives, just a few years in service. the debate came up ace up as tor the would impose sanctions on the racist apartheid government of south africa. i said on the floor beginsed that we should do though and listens to the critics of that posms many of them came came to the floor and sated things which i couldn't believe. they characterized nelson mandela as nothing more than a communist who should never be trusted to lead that country. i thought to myself, he might have had a flirtation with communism at some point in his life, but this man is speaking to basic principles that are consistent with america's values and principles. you know, i found it interesting last week, af
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Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
in particular it's the time that's been spent and political energy spent around the fiscal issues in particular. the debt ceiling standoffs, the government shutdown. that those are obviously symbolic and highlight the lack of the white house and get essional ability to together and solve problems and so i think it will be a big part. lso, this congress apparently is going to go down -- the 113th congress as the least productive terms of passing new legislation. ouse speaker john boehner said that's fine. that their primary focus is on -- is on impeding was his word. so i think in their own epublican words, that's a big part of what they hope is their legacy. > let's go to fey now from wardcove, arkansas for our line for independence. you. morning to >> good morning. the one thing i was wondering about this insurance care or ealth care, whatever they call it, are there other countries that force the citizens to buy do, is it nd if they all american insurance companies noticed that se i the banks bought up a lot of insurance companies. just before this went into effect. > well, we're going to be
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Dec 9, 2013 12:30pm EST
of economic development, improved education, enabling techniques for developing new energy resources. the challenge is our a mess. the free flow of ideas that test societies not yet ready to respond, or those wild card or network threats such as the nontraditional threats posed by non-nationstates cyber actors. these types of threats continue to test us on a daily basis. i think the world of cyber and everything out there in the generation for the of young people involved in getting an education today, and where you may be, as i look at my career backwards 33 years and look forward to the kinds of things i have experienced, what one can imagine, what i can imagine standing here today, projecting myself maybe 30 years ahead and trying to think of all of the changes i have seen and many of the others in this room that have been around a little bit, the kinds of dynamics we have seen change. in the information world in just the last work -- five or six years, facebook only came onto the scene in 2005. today, over half a billion people are connected via twitter. these are just some of th
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Dec 2, 2013 8:00am EST
guy, right? i would want to thank don begin for his leadership and his energy and all he is doing to really promote microenterprise and build the field and build opportunities are americans to create jobs. so let's thank don again. [applause] >> and now it's my pleasure to quickly introduce our panel. have a really terrific panel for you again. we do have materials for you so i'm just going to try to quickly help you match names and faces in case you don't know everybody. next to me is my colleague joyce klein, who is our director of the field program at the aspen institute, and she will be moderating our panel today. and to her right, your left, if i'm getting this correct, is elaine edgcomb who was the leader in the field for many years and is now our advisor and where happy to have you back with us today. next we have ida rademacher. were happy to have her back with us today. she is chief program officer for economic development. next, elizabeth kregor, director and clinic on entrepreneurship and lecturer on law at the university of chicago. and next we have connie evans who is
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Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
brain energy -- injury and loss of cognitive function. one point is unequal treatment under the law. when i lost my disability insurance, we're limited to like two years whereas some of them as cancer or parkinson's or something like that, he goes on for the rest of their life. we are caught up -- cut off automatically at two years. i have a good psychiatrist. i have an neuropsychiatrist. i have a urologist. all of these guys. seen that these people work together as an integrated team even though they are working on the same bodily organ, our brain, the most complex organ in our body. guest: thanks for calling. those are both critical points. i wish we had the whole 30 minutes to cover both of them. then the focus on the latter point about the integration of care. you're absolutely right. i mean, one of the problems we have here is that we have disciplined smoke all of which are looking at problems from the at thisan that come with very different training, different language, different treatment approaches. imagine for a moment if we had two fields of medicine on the heart, one that
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Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
the potential or development through cooperation, if africa can devote all her energies and resources to not --ction, then it is and it is because the american people have lent their support to the struggle to end apartheid --ncluding critically critical action by this congress. it is also because of the actions of countless ordinary american citizens who responded to the call to join the apartheid anti- movement, who have sided with us as we have tried to make a living reality of our vision of a better life for all south .fricans among those we remember today is hl.ng amy bie [applause] she made our aspirations her in the lost her life turmoil of our transition. as a new south africa struggle to be born in the dying moments of apartheid, through her our served thee also pain of confronting that terrible past as we take the path of reconciliation and healing of our nation. in all these ways, the united states and its people have in thea significant role birth of our new nation. since the achievement of democracy, the relations between our countries have been steadily growing. we appre
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Dec 7, 2013 2:00am EST
and on energy just to mention a couple and your election returns you would have to say you are probably a textbook example of what happens when you get out and try to do the right thing. drawing from a broader coalition of supporters and able to get things done in the end and you have a legacy you can look to. it is more than just rhetoric and textbook theory. some of you have actually put it in practice. you should be proud of what you have done and i know that you have put it in practice, too. i didn't mean to embarrass you kurt. i wanted to point that out as a real world example of what we are talking about. >> just a couple of minutes left. any members of the audience that would like to pose a question? we have senator ward from hawaii. gene you're up. >> can we come visit? >> yeah, aloha! >> that is what -- hawaii is unique obviously not orange only because of its terrain but its political history consideration we have a super majority blue. i'm in the house of 51. my caucus is seven. in the senate, there is one republican and 24 democrats. what are some insightsky bring insight i
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Dec 7, 2013 6:00am EST
reform and on energy, just to mention a couple, and your election returns, you would have to say in a you're probably a textbook example of what happens when you get out the do the right thing. you're actually able to get things done in the end and have a legacy to look to. it's more than just rhetoric and textbook theory. some have put it in practice and you should be proud of what you've done and i know curt's put it in practice. i didn't mean to embarrass you but i wanted to put that out there as a real world example. >> we just have a couple minutes left. are there any members of the audience who would like to pose a question? we have senator ward from hawaii. gene, you're up. >> can we come visit? >> aloha. but hawaii is unique, obviously not only because of its terrain but because of its political history. we have super majority. i'm in the house of 51. my caucus is seven. in the senate there's one republican and 24 democrats. what are some insights i can bring back? i really like the concept not because i'm in the minority but because we are americans first then republicans then de
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Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
, an entropy is classical mechanics of having to deal with the degenerating amount of energy that is being put into a useful effect. and part of the argument is larger and larger parts of the defense budget are actually devoted to things that are not really related to very much to national defense. though of course national defense is all over the talking points that are used to defend the programs and any number of locations. so actually use all this but right after 9/11, where actually throughout the 1990s, the defense establishment has become less and less relevant to the way that the world was changing. and then after 9/11, huge adjustments have been made. these were mostly on top with marginal additional increases in spending on top of the fixed base to develop new capabilities to basically on an ad hoc way of the old capabilities that now have in turn also become a part of the fixed base and are now being cut in these inefficient ways that michele properly decries. so you have a phenomena of entropy that i get into in the paper. but i also make a conceptual argument in the paper about ho
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Dec 9, 2013 8:30am EST
in their individual districts and states. call me crazy, but i'd rather use our resources and our energy in beating democrats, not other republicans. mike lee can win utah, but he probably could not win in new hampshire. chris christie can win in new jersey, but he would have a very hard time winning in alabama. and i don't care how many times or how hard ted cruz can hug barack obama, i don't think he could win the majority of the latino vote, the majority of the women vote, a fourth of the black vote in a blue state like new jersey. i want to win elections. that requires fielding candidates that can win. fielding candidates that fit the population needs, priorities of the places where they are running. a winning republican candidate with whom i agree part of the time is a hell of a lot better than a losing republican candidate with whom i agree all of the time. and because this is new hampshire, i want to make an aside here. kelly ayotte is a winning republican candidate. and she's an even better senator. she is thoughtful, she is courageous, she has brains, she has heart, she has guts. she worri
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Dec 3, 2013 10:00pm EST
's energy resources, in our water, in our biodiversity, and if they want to invest, latin america will welcome it. so be it. >> thank you. we are almost out of time, but before asking one last question, a couple housekeeping matters. we have our upcoming speakers. december 10, we have the honorable anna parker, mayor of houston, texas, dan acerson, chairman and ceo of general motors, and on december 19th, skaggs, bluegrass ledge. second, i want to present the guest with a press club coffee mug to be filled with colombia coffee. [laughter] >> thank you. >> thank you. [applause] and -- [applause] and for the time question, you mentioned the property pegs, 5 enthe u.s. team is looking for a change. how do you see the prospects in the world cup? >> well, i told president obama this morning that i wish our teams not meet in the first round because it would be very disrespectful to eliminate the u.s. soccer. [laughter] diplomatic, thank you. thank you, of course, for coming today, and i thank the national press club staff like the journalism institute for organizing the event. find more
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Dec 4, 2013 2:00am EST
for the stewardship of the resources the u.s. is committing them to generate energy, but also a trip that shows the compassion of the u.s. we found when we were there and we arrived a week after the disaster as you stated earlier, iraq is cardinal mccarrick. the outpouring from the filipino people and that thanks to the united states is really overwhelming. anyplace that event, people came out of their way to think the united states for that commitment and support those provided at that time. i think that type of recognition really show some thing of the filipino people. it also is something the united states should be very, very proud of. i want to reflect as well because the comments here earlier about the type of response that occurred and just to quickly summarize the united states, the u.n. and the local organizations, putting the filipino government, really did an outstanding job as has been articulated before. from our point of view, it was a rapid response on the ground. we have a presence in the philippines of over 100 staff working with local society. the church organization. the peop
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Dec 4, 2013 2:00pm EST
. even as we realize our headquarter organizations, we will focus new energy on retaining the world-class professionals who we depend on every day. to fulfill our mission and keep this country safe. my expectation is that the changes we make will empower our people by reducing layers of bureaucracy, and making our organization more adaptable, accountable, and agile. i know this is been a trying period for all dod personnel and their families in the wake of sequestration, furloughs, and a government shutdown. through it all i workforce has remained focused and dedicated, and i know that they will remain just as focused as we work to put our organization on a strong path for the future. thank you. demo dempsey. >> thanks, mr. secretary. just to highlight what the secretary said about, there's some things we have done whether or not we are faced with the budget control act and this thing called sequestration but before you mentioned worth noting again, those are the size of our headquarters. so just as he directed the office of the second of defense to make these changes, so will the j
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Dec 4, 2013 8:00pm EST
a lot of time on it. it takes a lot of our energy >> i have been flooded with questions and pro calls from my clients there is a lot of confusion if they have to provide health insurance a and when will live be mandated? i have not tracked the time specifically but it is a burden on my practice to audiences of questions that are out there. >> those are all bored by your business in you do not make money. thank you for your testimony >> we do have time for another question but we will call-up the congresswoman. >> thank you for holding the hearing. with the thought that we did hear some unintended consequences that we have the belief that friends of the other side would like to work on fixing some of these problems. i get frustrated in these hearings because the main purpose is to have more bad stuff to talk about. i would love for this committee to actually work on some fixes a and we even heard of compromises that could make a better. but that will law have been. we don't have partners of the other side who want to impact business or doesn't take any time to fix it. we're more than w
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Dec 4, 2013 10:00pm EST
and appreciation. even as we realized our headquarters organizations we will focus new energy and on retaining the world-class professionals who we depend on every day to fulfill our mission and keep this script -- country safe. my expectation is the changes we make will empower people by reducing layers of bureaucracy and making our organization more adaptable, accountable and agile. i know this is minute trying period for all dod personnel and their families in the wake of sequestration, furloughs and the government shutdown. through it all our workforce has remained focused and dedicated and i know that they will remain just as focused as we were to put our organization on a strong path for the future. thank you. general dempsey. >> thank you mr. secretary. i would like to highlight what the secretary said. there are some things we would have done whether or not we were faced with a budget control act in this thing called sequestration. those are the size of our headquarters so just as he has directed the office of the secretary of defense to make changes so too will the joint staff combata
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Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
for the stewardship of the resources the u.s. is committing and generate energy but the kind of trip that shows the compassion of the u.s. and we found when we were there and we arrived a week after the disaster as you stated earlier, the outpouring from the filipino people and thanks to the united states was overwhelming. any place we went people came out to thank the united states for that commitment and support that was provided at the time and i think that recognition really shows something of the filipino people but also is something the united states should be very proud of. i want to reflect as well, the comments here earlier about the type of response that occurred, to quickly summarize i think the united states, the un, the local organizations and a filipino government really did an outstanding job as articulated before. from our point of view it was the rapid response on the ground. we have a presence of 100 staff working with local civil society, the church organization, we have people in these sites a day after the disaster occurred and the response was immediate. i would also highl
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Dec 3, 2013 11:00pm EST
this group of businesses, they are just having a bad year. like green businesses or we could use the energy companies on the other end. the oil and gas industry. i will postpone paying income tax for year. because i said so. dotake this group and something similar. tweak their tax rather than pay 38%. they will pay 20% for the next year. it seems to me if he has the legal authority to amend taxes which the affordable care act is a tax according to the supreme court. what is to prevent him from just amending any tax to his liking? if you would,is professor turley. >> thank you. i -- in your first remark about it is true that they are equal branches. the most timeent on congress because it is the thumping heart of the madisonian system. it is where the magic happens and that is to take those interests that destroy countries and turn them into a majority. compromise trade when we get to the issue of taxes, that is one of the most divisive issues facing the country. when someone comes through for congress and says i want my group to be excluded, it produces a great deal of heat from people sayi
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Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm EST
as our own. from the outset of the crisis, the time and energy we put into regulatory reforms have been paired with efforts to promote high-quality standards, build a level playing field, and reduce risk. we have made considerable progress through the g 20 in designing a morse table and resilient system, but the design is not sufficient. implementation and follow- through are key and we must avoid a race to the bottom. meet withary, i will the g 20 finance ministers and i will use this as an opportunity to colin world's biggest economies to bear down more forcefully on implementation. willgenda is this -- we take steps to make sure global banks meet the high standards we have set. that means moving swiftly to move strong and high-quality capital, curb leverage, and build strong buffers to protect themselves in times of crisis. the gl years ago, the -- 20 recommended reporting of over-the-counter derivatives be in place by now. the united states has forged ahead getting that done. we need to make sure these recommendations are put in place around the globe area there'll be different -- d
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